Rivals David Tennant as Lord Tony Baddingham

Rivals – first look at David Tennant in the Jilly Cooper adaptation

Expect sex, lies and videotape in the world of 1980s independent television.  Disney+ have revealed a crop of first-look images for Rivals. The forthcoming six-part drama, based on the novel by Jilly Cooper, explores the shocking antics of the power-grabbing social elite of 1980s England as it delves headfirst into the ruthless world of independent … >

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Joanna Lumley and David McCallum as Sapphire & Steel

Sapphire & Steel are reassigned – to download

Audio dramas based on the classic sci-fi/fantasy series Sapphire & Steel are now available again from Big Finish Productions.  “All irregularities will be handled by the forces controlling each dimension. Transuranic, heavy elements may not be used where there is life. Medium atomic weights are available: Gold, Lead, Copper, Jet, Diamond, Radium, Sapphire, Silver and … >

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Vigil Series 2 - Amy Silva (Suranne Jones), Kirsten Longacre (Rose Leslie)

Vigil – BBC reveals first look images for Series 2

The show swaps its submarine setting for a weapons testing site and the closed ranks of the RAF.  After its highly successful first series in 2021, Tom Edge’s Vigil was an unsurprising recommission for the BBC. In addition to attracting over 13 million viewers for its launch, it scooped up an international Emmy and a … >

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The cast of The Red King

The Red King – Alibi commission a mystery-thriller from Toby Whithouse

The six-part series is a “genre bending mystery, combining drama, suspense and horror.” UKTV Alibi have announced a major new commission from Toby Whithouse (Being Human, The Game) entitled The Red King. Filming has begun on the show which comes from Quay Street Productions. Anjli Mohindra (Vigil) leads the show as detective Grace Narayan. She’s … >

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The Marlow Murder Club: Robert Thorogood & Samantha Bond

The Marlow Murder Club – UKTV Drama to adapt Death in Paradise creator’s novel

Robert Thorogood’s book will become a four-hour drama starring Samantha Bond.  Writer Robert Thorogood is best known as the creator of the enduring Death in Paradise. Currently filming its 13th series, and with a spinoff up and running, it appears we can’t get enough of the sun-drenched whodunnit. However, there’s another Thorogood creation on the … >

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A post office and a red post box

ITV announces the cast for Mr Bates vs. The Post Office

The show’s ensemble includes Toby Jones, Monica Dolan, Katherine Kelly and Shaun Dooley. ITV have announced the start of filming on Mr Bates vs. The Post Office, from ITV Studios and Little Gem. The drama tells the remarkable true story of one of the greatest miscarriages of justice in British legal history. Hundreds of innocent … >

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The Outlaws

The Outlaws – BBC & Amazon confirm a third series in production

Season 3 of Stephen Merchant’s The Outlaws is filming now in Bristol.  The Outlaws follows a group of strangers from different walks of life forced together to complete a community payback sentence in Bristol. The show won audiences over with an engaging cast of characters who find themselves depending on each other while stuck between … >

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The Staffordshire Hoard

The Hoard – Channel 5 announce new thriller led by Neil Morrissey

The drama also stars James Buckley and Fay Ripley.  Channel 5 have announced The Hoard, a new primetime thriller series for 2023. The show, set in the world of treasure hunters, stars Neil Morrissey (Line of Duty), with James Buckley (The Inbetweeners) and Fay Ripley (Cold Feet.) Here’s the premise of The Hoard: The Hoard … >

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